Festival El Kolachev - jumping over babies

Between May and June holidays in a small Spanish town of Castillo de Murcia (Castrillo de Murcia) passes an unusual ritual purification El Kolachev. First held back in 1620, El ritual designed to purify the soul Kolachev babies born in the past year since the last ritual. On the day of the ceremony can be as locals believe, to save babies from the evil eye and spoilage, protect against disease and dark forces.





To this end, during the celebration of Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi), participants of the local fraternity Santísimo Sacramento de Minerva trick out in the yellow-red devil costume, put on a face mask and taking up the whip or stick. Then, stroll through the streets of the city and plenty of scaring the local population, they move to the main square, where there lie on a soft featherbed babies, surrounded by a crowd of spectators. Through a group of newborns disguised devil Kolachev a running jumps, taking with them all the evil and sickness.








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